The Location of this hostel is great, because it is next to one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen. The Hostel owner is also very friendly.
Unfortunately we checked out a day early. We had the worst nights sleep of our entire trip, this was due to the fact that the mosquito net did not cover our bed, and the window didn't have any grates to stop insects flying in, therefore it was a choice of having our window wide open with bugs flying in or closed which made the room very damp and stuffy.
My friend was sick that evening and ended up coming back to the room with a trail of ants running up her leg because all the bathrooms are outside. The room also felt very damp but this is due to the climate of the place as well. I also ended up having a shower with a giant spider - this is sort of to be expected because you are in a jungle.
This place is very rustic and perhaps it was just down to the room that we had? I know that a couple of rooms did look better.
- Also Known As:
- Walaba Hostel & Beach Houses Costa Rica/Limon
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Walaba is a charming property located between the jungle and the beach in the South Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. Our houses Caribbean style, are perfect for people who enjoy the tranquility of nature and love life. Our regular visitors in the area include monkeys, sloths, hummingbirds, toucans and many other species of birds, frogs, lizards along with other critters and creatures that mother nature has offered Costa Rica. We are located 5km from down town Puerto Viejo on your way to Manzanillo. There are buses during the day that will drop you off directly outside the hostel or you can get a taxi from Puerto Viejo. Punta Uva is quite and relaxed with restaurants, markets and bars with a local touch. Walaba Hostel & Beach Houses is a short 2 minute walk from Punta Uva beach; one of the most beautiful and well known beaches in Costa Rica and the world. Playa Punta Uva is surrounded by exotic vegetation and wildlife with pristine crystal blue waters. Protected by a rock cave it’s a perfect beach to swim, snorkel/dive, kayak or just relax and enjoy a book or the company of old and new friends. For those travellers who may want to veer from the typical budget hostel or party environment and feel the real magic of the Caribbean Coast, our multi lingual staff can guide you in any direction you want to travel. We offer: Free Wifi, kitchen, beds with mosquito nets, hot water showers, dining room & hammocks, open air terrace and BBQ, parking, bicycle and snorkel rental, tour desk and shuttle service all set in a Tropical Rainforest Garden. "Walaba Hostel – Your Caribbean Vibe Mixed With The Costa Rican Pura Vida." ... more less
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